The Dirty Rain Revelers (from the album Spark available as a self-release)
Formerly answering to Sweet Jones, New Orleans, Louisiana-based musical couple, Matthew and Melissa DeOrazio offer a new release, Spark, with a new band name calling card, The Dirty Rain Revelers. Sparksplashes liberal doses of electric Blues over the natural Roots of The Dirty Rain Revelers. Guitar ramblings kindle flames for Sparkas electric notes pester the dedicated acoustic strums of “Saint James Infirmary Blues” while slashes of electric distortion trace the steps of chiming chords picking out a rhythm for “Man in the Long Black Coat”. Sprinkling Sparkwith covers, The Dirty Rain Revelers stitching the set with versions and ten original tunes, slide guitar becoming a lonesome whistle blowing across “Something” and weary notes heavy with memories for “I’ve Seen” as rhythms race for the journey through “Hell and Back” and electric notes pick out a pattern for “Build Out Your Own Cloud”.
For the recording of Spark, The Dirty Rain Revelers chose to present the album as the songs would be heard on stage, the musical backing formed by two guitars, the vocals provided solely by two voices. The couple open the album on a breezy melody asking “Who Will Be Your Spark” as The Dirty Rain Revelers champion a “Wiser Cause” with determination in the vocal, caffeinated strums and cascading slide guitar leads. Sparkdials in weather on thick guitar notes and chords for “It’s Gonna Rain” while rock’n’roll strums percolate as they introduce “Evangeline” as The Dirty Rain Revelers drape Country Blue twang over “Long Black Veil” and let guitar notes twitch in the Americana heat of “Summertime”.
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